12 Craft and Décor Items You Can Hack


Hi everyone!
Okay, I can’t always afford to buy the exact items for crafting that a project calls for. So, I have to get creative. And sometimes I just refuse to pay the price. Also, I would much rather use things I have around the house.

You might already do a lot of these. Hopefully you will pick up a new idea or two!

Here are my 12 “Hack a Craft” Items:

12 Craft and Décor Items You Can Hack at thethriftygroove.com



MODPODGE
Hack:  I use cheap white school glue. I mix about 1/2 water to 1/2 glue

FINE GLITTER
Hack: I buy the cheap flaky glitter generally found at the dollar store and pour it into a thrift store coffee grinder that I only use for this kind of thing and pulse it until it is fine.

STYROFOAM CONES
Hack:  I use heavy stock scrapbook paper and create the size cone I need. I can stuff it with newspapers if I need it to have a little weight for it to stand up. Or if I am using it for floral stems, I will use the cheap green styrofoam bricks and cut them and shove inside the cone.

STYROFOAM BALLS/ORBS
Hack: Create the size ball/orb you want by wading up newspaper and wrapping it with masking tape until you get the right size.

FABRIC FOR PILLOWS OR PLACEMATS
Hack:  Thrifted sheets, curtains and clothes. All of these are just pieces of fabric to be used.
OVER THE DOOR WREATH HANGERS
Hack: Use a wire hanger it can be wrapped in ribbon or twine.

WREATH FORM
Hack:  A wire hanger or a pool noodle

PICTURE MATTING
Hack: Use heavy card stock from scrapbooking area.

HOLIDAY NAPKIN RINGS
Hack: Cut paper towel or wrapping paper cardboard rolls into sizes you want then paint, cover with fabric, cover with pretty papers and decorate any way you want.

U-PINS
Hack: I use u-pins for attacking flowers to wreaths and many other things. Use craft wire and make the sizes you by cutting pieces and bending them into u shape.

DECORATIVE FILLER
Hack: Whenever I want to have a filler show through a glass container, I look for something to fill the center so I use less of the decorative filler and save some money. Using paper towel cardboard works great in cylindrical tall candle jars. For wide jars or cloche I might use a cup or a bowl. and for almost any shape or size container crumbled newspaper works.

PUFFY FILLER
Hack: Use the insides of old pillows. If you don’t have any around your home buy a super cheap pillow at the thrift store or a yard sale. Just wash and gut it.

I hope you got a new idea for any future crafting or decorating idea to help you save a little money here or there.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! Have an awesome day!









5 comments :

  1. Wow, there are some great ideas here!!

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  2. Thank you for the midge Porte idea, it is so expensive in Australia, $20 odd dollars which converts to about $30 plus dollars US. I will definitely try this one.⛱⛱⛱⛱💞💞💞

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  3. Enjoyed the hacks today! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. Thanks, I copied an pasted it to my files!
    Deb

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  5. Much appreciated! Great to know.

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